Whether playing the leading man’s pal or brother, or even the leading man, he’s familiar in an easygoing, old shoe way. This is called acting. He’s very good at it.
Years ago, it was hip to call him a stupid fascist. The problem was, most people saying that hadn’t bothered to see his movies. Turned out that Eastwood was the hippest one of all.
There was a moment when it looked like Austin might replace Nashville as the capital of country music. Robert Ward hit the scene just when everything was going south.
Nobody terrified audiences with a smile as well as Lee Marvin. Robert Ward’s interview with the actor uncovers the real-life experiences beneath those performances.
You don’t see real movie stars like Robert Mitchum any more.